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scholastic

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adjective scho·las·tic \skə-ˈlas-tik\

Simple Definition of scholastic

  • : of or relating to education

Full Definition of scholastic

  1. 1a often capitalized :  of or relating to Scholasticism <scholastic theology> <scholastic philosophy>b :  suggestive or characteristic of a scholastic especially in subtlety or aridity :  pedantic <dull scholastic reports>

  2. 2 :  of or relating to schools or scholars; especially :  of or relating to high school or secondary school

scho·las·ti·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of scholastic

  1. <a college that gives a higher priority to scholastic endeavors than to athletic pursuits>



Origin of scholastic

Medieval Latin & Latin; Medieval Latin scholasticus of the schoolmen, from Latin, of a school, from Greek scholastikos, from scholazein to keep a school, from scholē school


First Known Use: 1596


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scholastic

noun scho·las·tic

Definition of scholastic

  1. 1a capitalized :  a Scholastic philosopherb :  pedant, formalist

  2. 2 [New Latin scholasticus, from Latin scholasticus, adjective] :  a student in a scholasticate

  3. 3 :  a person who adopts academic or traditional methods in art



1644

First Known Use of scholastic

1644


SCHOLASTIC Defined for Kids

scholastic

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adjective scho·las·tic \skə-ˈla-stik\

Definition of scholastic

  1. :  relating to schools, students, or education





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